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How Could 3 Red Flags of Low Carb Dieting Change Your Weight Loss Goals?

It was a few years back when low carb dieting became the newest craze in the weight loss world. I was there when the boom hit. Dr. Atkins put out book after book, and the grocery stores had a field-day with keeping bacon, egg, meat, and cheese aisles stocked.

Low carb diets were, in a sense, a gift from above! The diet was becoming a "low carb lifestyle" and Atkins' praise was sung from every region of the western world! 20 pounds was not an extremely large amount of weight to lose anymore. Exercise was tossed out the window; our bodies could look thinner without half the work of yester-years.

But low carb dieting became the butt of ridicule as time went on. Why? Because people met their weight loss goals, and they were ready to eat their chocolate again! As fast as the weight dropped off, the weight was found again. The 20 pounds that you shed on the Atkins' diet was quickly gained and then some.

There are mainly five Issues with low carb diets that most people are unaware of, that must be addressed bluntly, and effectively. Those are these, and these are they:

Low Carb Dieting is not the end-all to your weight loss goals:

While eating "Low Carb" the body does a miraculous thing. It transfers it's main energy source to the fat found on your body. This works because carbohydrates are your main (cheap) fuel for your body's daily tasks. It grabs the carbs from the foods you eat, and then turns them into action, muscle contractions, breath, etc.

When there are no carbs in your food, your body then switches over to the next energy source because it feels as if it has no other choice (because you've given it no other choice). It switches to fat stores in your body. Doing the dishes, while at one point took a few dozen carbs to make into energy, now needs an energy source from elsewhere. It's a good thing that your body saved all that fat, because it needs it now; so doing the dishes while low carb dieting no longer uses carbs, it uses the fat on your body.

However, "low carbing it" is not the end-all to your weight loss goals. The reason I say this is because the moment you introduce your body to carbs again, it's going to store them easier, because it feels as if its lively hood has been threatened, and if you ever decide to remove the main (quick) energy source again, it'll be ready.

So you'll end up yo-yoing. And this is even more unhealthy than just being overweight.

Low Carb Dieting becomes image obsession:

Low carb dieters tend to weigh every day. I did it, and so do countless others. You want to see the weight drop off, and sometimes, there'll be a surprise of 3 pounds shed in one day. 5 pounds a weekend. "And I ate three steaks, 4 eggs, and a slab of bacon! I feel great!"

Image isn't terrible: but it's not the goal. The goal is good health. When the body is working optimally for your given activities throughout the day; then you're healthy. When it is not; you are not healthy.

Losing weight is not bad; but making sure that when you lose the weight, you stay healthy afterward, that is the ticket.

Low Carb Dieting is incomplete:

Low carb diets are typically low in every vitamin known to aid the body daily. There is very little vitamin C, calcium, or even fiber (which is extremely important for a healthy colon).

These vitamins are vital to your survival on this planet. Your body takes these vitamins and fiber, and it uses them to create a harmonious and healthy functioning body. Vitamin C, which is naturally found in most fruits (which you cannot eat when focusing on low carb foods) helps your immune system fight off free radicals and sickness.

Fiber, for example, is a carbohydrate. It is actually considered a form of carb. However, it's not absorbed into the body, and therefore, sweeps the intestines clean; which promotes healthy digestion, better nutrient uptake, and best of all, a lower risk of colon cancer: one of the leading cancers today.

If you decide to "low carb it" shoot for healthy supplementation, and drink fiber. This way you still get the benefits of low carb dieting, but without the side effect of bad health.

So you see, even though low carb dieting is really effective at shedding pounds, there are some heavy issues that come along with it.

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There are many diets that include carbs, but the right carbs, which will help you to lose weight and keep it off, and yes you can eat chocolate!

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